He’s directed some of the most respected American actors in cinema, including Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Kathy Bates. But Héctor Babenco’s most rewarding work came while directing William Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Sonia Braga in Kiss of the Spider Woman, which was adapted from Manuel Puig’s novel of the same name. The film earned the Argentine-born Brazilian director an Academy Award nomination for Best Director.
Best Director, Kiss of the Spider Woman, 58th Academy Awards, Nominated
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